In order to win us back to himself, to “reclaim” us and restore us in love, God chose to become one of us, to know us up close and personal. He “descended” into our world – with us, beside us. Just as each of us begins with our mothers, and that is a hugely important aspect of our personal identity, of our personal experience: it’s simply and essentially human to have our mothers
I offer an analogy for the pro-life mission. The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary did for the understanding of Christian doctrine what the pro-life movement does for the understanding of human dignity.